The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

Article #355 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 3-5-2002
Posting date: 7-22-2002

A man has nightmares after eating and drinking too much.

There’s really not an awful lot to say about this comic special-effects extravaganza by the man who directed THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY; largely a man eating, walking home drunk (this sequence, in which the lamppost sways and the world rushes by in a haze, is the most effective part), and then goes to bed and has Melies-style nightmares. It’s entertaining enough, but not quite as insanely bizarre as a Melies film would be.

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